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July 29
Hardee Expressway Open
Below are photographs from the recently opened John N. Hardee Expressway in Columbia. The first leg of the new highway routes traffic to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport between Highway 302 and Platt Springs Road in Lexington County.
July 28
SCDOT Commission Approved Transportation Enhancement Funds for Communities in Non-Metropolitan Areas
Columbia – The S. C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission approved funding for Rural Transportation Enhancement projects across the state at its July 22, 2004 meeting.
SCDOT Executive Director Elizabeth S. Mabry said, “The Transportation Enhancement Program facilitates the establishment of partnerships between the SCDOT and local governments aimed at improving our state through such non-traditional transportation projects as landscaping and scenic programs, streetscaping, and historic preservation. By working together, we maximize the benefits of these enhancement projects, which contribute to the state’s tourism industry and economic development.”
Federal regulations provide that a certain portion of federal highway dollars be used exclusively for beautification and enhancement purposes. The agency is not allowed to use these funds for highway construction or maintenance of existing highways. The SCDOT Commission has elected to allocate these enhancement funds for projects submitted by local governments to enhance their communities. The local governments provide matching funds.
The members of the SCDOT Commission are Chairman Tee Hooper, Bob Harrell, First Congressional District; Commissioner John N. Hardee, Second Congressional District; Commissioner Marion P. Carnell, Third Congressional District; Commissioner William C. “Bud” Turner, Fourth Congressional District; Commissioner Bobby T. Jones, Fifth Congressional District; and John M. “Moot” Truluck, representing the Sixth Congressional District.
July 23
Intersection Improvement Project Planned for US 1/Springdale Drive In Kershaw County near Camden
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, July 27, 2004 concerning replacement of the bridge over the Chattooga River on US 76 inside the Sumter National Forest.
 
The bridge is between Oconee County, SC, and Rabun County, GA.
 
 The hearing will be between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Work Center building directly behind the Stumphouse Ranger Station, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle on Highway 28 between Walhalla and Mountain Rest. The hearing will have an informal drop-in type format with displays for viewing.
 
The public hearing will provide information concerning the proposed bridge replacement and solicit input from area residents.  Representatives from SCDOT will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.  Tentative schedules for construction and right of way acquisition will be discussed.
 
The current bridge has been determined by the Department to be structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The new bridge will be approximately 400’ in length and approximately 48' in width and may include sidewalks.  The new structure will provide two travel lanes, one in each direction, and shoulders.​
July 22
Public Hearing July 27 in Oconee County Concerning Bridge Replacement on US 76 over Chattooga River
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, July 27, 2004 concerning replacement of the bridge over the Chattooga River on US 76 inside the Sumter National Forest.
 
The bridge is between Oconee County, SC, and Rabun County, GA.
 
 The hearing will be between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Work Center building directly behind the Stumphouse Ranger Station, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle on Highway 28 between Walhalla and Mountain Rest. The hearing will have an informal drop-in type format with displays for viewing.
 
The public hearing will provide information concerning the proposed bridge replacement and solicit input from area residents.  Representatives from SCDOT will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.  Tentative schedules for construction and right of way acquisition will be discussed.
 
The current bridge has been determined by the Department to be structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The new bridge will be approximately 400’ in length and approximately 48' in width and may include sidewalks.  The new structure will provide two travel lanes, one in each direction, and shoulders.​
July 22
SCDOT Scales Down I-73 Study Area
As a result of input from all of the various state and federal environmental resource agencies, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration have scaled down the study area to avoid impacts to the Great Pee Dee River floodplain. SCDOT presented the refined study area for the I-73 project to the Highway Commission at its July 22nd monthly meeting in Columbia.
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